Sunday Sketch: Weather Bee

Did you know?

In honor of groundhog day, here’s an animal that can really predict the weather! Sensing drops in barometric pressure, as well as other changes in the environment, a honeybee hive puts in extra work in before a rain.

Sketch and fact contributed by Victor Santiago


Source:

Xujiang, He & Tian, Liu-Qing & Wu, Xiao & Zeng, Zhi-Jiang. (2015). RFID monitoring indicates honeybees work harder before a rainy day. Insect science. 23. . 10.1111/1744-7917.12298.

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